Riffa, Bahrain, August 25, 2017 - Korea took the last semi-finals slot in the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Boys’ U19 World Championship with a 3-1 win against Egypt (25-20, 20-25, 25-20, 25-19) on Friday at Isa City Sports Hall.Quick links - Volleyball:
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Donghyeok Im and Sunho Kim stood out as Korea’s main scorers, with 26 points and 19 points respectively. Youssef Hamdy Awad (Elsafy) and Abdelrahman Elhossiny Eissa led Egypt with 16 points each.
Korea worked on their advantage on fast plays to throw off the usual rhythm of the opponents. They were quick with their attacks and, at times, utilised combination plays. Egypt tried to play against this by imposing their powerful attacks. The African side also proved to be aggressive from the service line, but the Asian side showed good defence on the floor. They often found ways to pick up the ball and to properly set up their counter-attack. Korea captain and setter Ikje Choi worked well in distributing his plays, setting up the offence with much precision.